Agro-processing Specialist
Cross River State Government
Cross River
43d ago
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  • Cross River State Government (Ministry of International Development Cooperation) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is desrious of engaging Cross River indigenes of all gender in the employ of the Public / Civil Service for take-

    off of CRS-APPEALS (World Bank Assisted) Project in the capacity below :

    Open Jobs

    Overall Function and Responsibilities of the Position

    The State Project Coordinator (SPC) is responsible for the coordination of Project activities in the State, as well as managing the Agro-

    Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support Office.

    Specific Duties of the Position

    Head the secretariat of the State Steering Committee (SSC).Overall implementation of Project within the State.Supervise staff of State Office.

    Liaise with other relevant programmes and technical departments in the State.Oversees contracting of support staff and consultants, particularly Agro-

    Processing Service Providers.Ensure timely reporting and quality of reports to SSC.

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    Agricultural Economics, Economics or other relevant discipline. Higher degree is an added advantageMinimum of 8 years post-

    qualification experience, including at least 3 years in a management position.Proven track record in the field of agriculture or rural development.

    Good writing skills and computer literacy will be an advantage.Fluency in local language is a major advantage.

    Functions and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the State Project Coordinator respectively, the Incumbent will coordinate, the procurement of all goods, works and services financed under the project.

    Specific Duties of the Position will include :

    Preparation of procurement plans for implementation of the project.Prepare Bidding documents.Responsible for day-to-day procurement activities as contained in the PIM.

    Update and implement the procurement manual.Initiate procurement and training workshops.Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the State Project Coordinator.

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    A First degree or HND in Engineering, Purchasing and Supply, Business Administration or other relevant qualification. Possession of higher degree will be an added advantage.

    At least 5 years of post-qualification experience in procurement for developmental projects.

    Competence :

    Demonstrated competence in procurement under externally assisted projects with specific experience in IDA / Donor funded agency.

    Ability to communicate and write effectively and computer literacy.

    Functions and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the State Project Coordinator respectively, the incumbent will be responsible for generation of project specific information on progress, processes and performance.

    Analyses and aggregation of data generated at various levels to track progress, process quality and project sustainability.

    S / He will also document and disseminate feedback and key lessons learnt to relevant users and stakeholders.

    Specific duties of the position will include :

    Implement Monitoring and Evaluation of results and impact of the project.Track performance indicators and develop operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project data feeding into the result frameworkDevelop Management Information System (MIS) for the project.

    Conduct impact evaluation and beneficiary assessments.Produce and disseminate periodic progress reports.Undertake relevant surveys as may be required.

    Assist the State Project Coordinator in the preparation of Work-plan and Budget.Initiate Project M&E workshops and training for Project Officers.

    Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the State Project Coordinator.

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    Master's degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Statistics, Agricultural Extension or other relevant degree.Higher degree is an added advantageAt least 5 years of post-

    qualification experience in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of Developmental projects.Excellent knowledge of statistics and research methodology including skills in sampling techniques and use of computer software for statistical and other relevant applications.

    Ability to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders.Demonstrate ability in report writing and presentation.

    Functions and Responsibilities

    The incumbent under guidance of SPC will coordinate and identify improved agro-processing technologies which are apt for all processing activities of all the crops, livestock and fisheries supported under this project.

    The Incumbent will further work on dissemination and follow-up on identified agro-processing technologies.

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    First degree in Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Mechanization, Agronomy, Food Technology, Agricultural Economics, and other related disciplines.

    A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in agribusiness, agro-processing and supply chain management.Previous experience in value chain development including vertical and horizontal coordination of farmers group and backward integration.

    Ability to build up partnership with technology innovation centers, agro-allied commercial technology businesses and financial institutions.

    Functions and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of State Project Coordinator, the incumbent will coordinate and Identify productivity enhanced inputs, equipment and machines for all production nodes of value chains supported under this project.

    The incumbent will disseminate and follow-up on adoption of the improved inputs, equipment and machine.

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    Master's degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Soil Science, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Mechanization and other related disciplinesExperience working with agro-

    input or advisory services companies, research institute or CG center.A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in technology dissemination projectsAbility to build partnership with research centers, extension organizations and technology innovation centers and agro-

    allied commercial technology businessesClear understanding of cropping calendar, weather information and climate smart agricultural practices.

    Excellent understanding of value chain analysis, development and Good Agricultural Practices.

    Functions and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of SPC, the Specialist will coordinate women and youth livelihood support activities under the project.

    The Incumbent will further work with the Project Teem to ensure gender mainstreaming in the project.

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    A minimum of Master's degree in Agricultural Economics, MBA, Economics, Sociology, Gender and Development Studies and other related disciplinesA minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in developmental projects (with livelihood component)Experienced in participatory stakeholder consultation and engagementDemonstrate ability to mobilise group for action e.

    g group formation, credit administration or social actionExcellent facilitation skills and experience in preparing and reviewing business plans or proposalsGood knowledge of social development / safeguard issues such as gender and youth policies & issuesStrong knowledge of computer applications including Geo-

    enabling or Geographical Information System skill is an added advantageExperience in coordinating stakeholder feedback or inquiries.

    Functions and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of SPC, the specialist will develop and implement communication strategy, and programs, and other lEC materials for the project.

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    Master's degrees in Development Communications, Mass Communication, MBA, Agricultural Extension and related disciplineA minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in development communicationExcellent writing and communication skillsDemonstrated ability to prepare multimedia content , articles, press releases, blog etcDemonstrated ability to develop and maintain partnerships with media organizationWell -

    developed understanding of social media and digital communicationsCommunications experience in a private or public sector environment highly regarded.

    Experience with Content Management SystemsManage and maintain the website in collaboration with ICT / MIS officerResponding to media queries.

    Functions and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of SPC, the Engineers will supervise the implementation and coordination of civil and electrical work infrastructure activities under the project component.

    The incumbent will further work with the project team to ensure proper design and location of the Infrastructure within the state.

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    Professional qualification, COREN, MNSE etc.Minimum of seven (7) years field experience in construction and power / energy supply for Civil and Electrical Engineers respectively.

    Higher qualification will be an advantageStrong knowledge of computer applications including engineering design software etc.

    Fluency in local language is a major advantageAbility to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders.

    Functions and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of SPC, the officer will supervise the implementation of environmental instruments and mitigations measures articulated in the general and site specific safeguard instruments such as ESMP,IPMP.

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    Master's degree in Agricultural Economics, Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences or other related disciplinesManage and conduct environmental safeguard due diligence of new investment proposalsIdentify all key potential environmental impacts and risks of a project and ensure that their appropriate mitigation measures are in placeEnsuring regular site Inspections and environmental sampling and analysis is carried outPreparation of environmental reports and tracking project performance against environmental key performance indicators and targetsExperience at least 3 years of relevant experience in working with public or private sector firms in agro-

    industry sectors (including infrastructure, civil works, agribusiness, and / or processing).

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    Sociology or other related disciplinesProven work experience as an Administrative Officer, Administrator or similar roleSolid knowledge of office proceduresExperience with office management software like MS Office (MS Excel and MS Word, specifically)Strong organization skills with a problem-

    solving attitudeExcellent written and verbal communication skills.

    Functions and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of SPC, the officer will undertake Database minting, analysis and development of management information systems, etc.

    Web management.System management and connectivity, troubleshooting etc.Encoding / decoding of templates.

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    Computer Science, Information Technology, EngineeringProfessional certificate in Oracle, SQL or Cisco etcMinimum of five (5) years experience in data management.

    Duties

    Ensure proper registration of the project beneficiaries in line with the project provisions and production of the development, business / investment plans for the AssociationProvide technical advice to the project beneficiaries in their area of competence and serve as liaison officers between APPEALS and the beneficiariesIdentify teaching instruments and develop essential curricula to train the APPEALS beneficiaries through a PRA processIdentify sources of improved technology for project beneficiaries operation in collaboration with the various research and knowledge institutionsProvide linkage with service providers to assist project beneficiaries in productivity enhancement, business planning, financial and business management.

    Supply market information and provide linkage to market and credit sources for the farmers.

    Duration of Assignment :

    The work of a Facilitator will be throughout the duration of the project, but the contract is renewable yearly subject to satisfactory performance.

    Deliverables :

    The Facilitators will be expected to provide value chain investment plan working with beneficiaries and relevant officers and submit a monthly report of activity to the state project office.

    The officers will also assist M&E officers at the state level to monitor the project indicators and achievements of the project development objectives.

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    Agronomy, Crop or Animal Science including FisheriesMinimum of five (5) years post-qualification field experienceFluency in English and Local language widely spoken in the project areaExperience in specific value chains selected by the state is a major advantageHigher qualification will be an advantage.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should forward written Applications with necessary supportive documents like Current Posting, Computer Number, Current Pay Slip and ten CV's in hard copies addressed to :

    The Hon. Commissioner

    Ministry of International Development Cooperation,

    Cross River State.

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